Talfourd Road, Peckham, SE15
- 5 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- 2 Receptions
Peckham Rye Station - 0.31m
Peckham Rye Station - 0.32m
Denmark Hill Station - 0.54m
Peckham Rye Station - 0.31m
Peckham Rye Station - 0.32m
Denmark Hill Station - 0.54m
Elegant Five Bedroom Victorian Home With Contemporary Additions and Generous Garden - CHAIN FREE.
This noteworthy, double-fronted Victorian home is defined by its handsome, symmetrical rooms, high ceilings and deftly designed contemporary additions. Marrying period charm with modern ingenuity, the property spans three tasteful floors, each as delightful as the last. The accommodation comprises five proper double bedrooms (master en suite), two particularly fancy reception rooms and a separate lounge which adjoins the expansive kitchen/diner. There's a pretty, period style bathroom, modern shower room and handy storage cellar too - think of the vino! Expertly chosen décor runs sympathetically throughout and you’ll spy handsome, original features in abundance - period fireplaces, decorative ceiling roses, cornicing and vast sash windows (some avec shutters). The masterfully executed kitchen extension allows for lavish gatherings and comfortable family living, sitting elegantly into the original structure. The top floor, also a seamless modern addition, is the jewel in the crown. The rear garden runs 60ft long and is even wider than the house. It's a generous, leafy oasis with healthy lawn and show-stopping tree house! If the kids aren't fond of it, the adults will be. A side access point aids bike and bin storage. Talfourd Road, originally built as a show road, has an inimitably eclectic mix of period architecture. It rises gently from Peckham Road to Lyndhust Grove and sits within a pleasurable five minute ramble of bountiful Bellenden Village. Transport is a cinch with Peckham Rye Station a seven minute stroll for swift, regular services to London Bridge, Victoria, Elephant and Castle, Blackfriars, Farringdon, Shoreditch and oodles more.
The house is sheltered from the street behind a paved front garden with mature Magnolia and Cherry Blossom trees. An original front door sits within a proud arched portico with stained-glass fanlight. Dulcet Farrow and Ball shades grace the window surrounds and stucco work. Stepping inside the wide and welcoming hallway you find a grand original staircase with curving handrail. To your left is a formal reception room with ornate cornicing and more fab Farrow and Ball shades. The front-facing sash window dons its original shutters and there's a fireplace with marble mantle and open hearth. French doors open rear to the patio and garden. To the far side of the entrance hall sits another reception room which connects, through sliding doors, to a further seating area with a wood burning stove and bespoke floor to ceiling storage points. This adjoins the utterly marvellous kitchen extension which affords endless dining, cooking and entertaining potential. Topped in Honed Granite, a generous island is bathed in overhead daylight and supplies plenty of space for dicing, slicing and spicing. Appliances include a five ring gas hob, integrated dishwasher and an American style fridge/freezer. A Quooker boiling water tap makes for an easy cuppa. Polished concrete flooring runs throughout, as does thoughtful lighting and crisp styling. A table fit for a banquet will sit handsomely by huge glass sliding doors and there's a large window seat framing gorgeous garden views.
Nipping back to the rear of the entrance hall you meet a neat wc with laundry cupboard. The storage cellar is accessed under the staircase. Whilst low in head height, it will store any amount of whatnot. The main bathroom sits on the rear return and enjoys a pretty period finish. Wonderfully recrafted embossed wallpaper (sourced from the original supplier) rises to dado level. There's a period roll top bath, school house radiator and a charming antique wash stand with matching taps. Upward to the first floor you find a master suite comprising a sizeable slumber space, dressing area and an adjoining en suite bathroom. Fitted wardrobes and a period feature fireplace continue the beguilement. The far side of the hall has two further double bedrooms, the front-facing of which has a period feature fireplace and a pleasant streetscape. The rear room has a bright disposition and more lovely garden views. Upward once more finds you on an airy second landing which leads to two further double bedrooms (each with eaves storage). A central shower room completes the tour.
For coffee, croissants, books, antiques, flowers and dry cleaning services, go no further than Bellenden Village (a 3 minute walk). We love Petitou, The Victoria Inn, Ganapati and The Begging Bowl. The South London Gallery Cafe is great for impressing visitors with! Rye Lane is tantalisingly close for any amount of culture. The Bussey Building has some fab rooftop bars and even a cinema! The highly considered Villa Nursery is as close - now that's an easy morning drop off! The area has easy access to Peckham Rye (zone 2 and a brisk 5 minute walk) and Denmark Hill stations (also zone 2 and about a 12 minute walk away) for services to London Bridge, Victoria and Blackfriars. The London Overground whizzes you to Clapham, Shoreditch and Canada Water for the Jubilee Line. A whole variety of buses run into town along Peckham Road, just five minutes away. The wide open green spaces of Peckham Rye Park are also within easy reach. Even closer is the very lovely Warwick Gardens. It's a fine spot for a read of the papers.
Peckham Rye is the site, in the 1760s, of artist and poet William Blake’s visions. Today this beautiful, big green triangle between East Dulwich, Peckham and Nunhead is composed of a newly restored Victorian park and the original and historic Common.
Nunhead Cemetery is one of seven Victorian cemeteries in London and possibly the most attractive. Part of what makes it special is the contrast between the lavish monuments built to remember the most important people of the era and the small, humble but equally memorable headstones that mark public burials.
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Alfresco dining in elegant Rosendale design serving chef-made dishes crafted fresh & in-house daily with meat supplied by the legendary Flock & Herd.
Voted 1st and 2nd best pizza in London
Brilliant burgers in Peckham - great atmosphere and even better food.
Chalkboard menu of unfussy seasonal Mediterranean dishes and Italian wines in a pared-back setting
A post-industrial building (saved from demolition by the local community group) that hosts a warehouse-style club and arts venue. If you’re too old for club nights – there are bars, supper clubs, workshops and record shops to keep you entertained.
Virtually everywhere you need to go can be reached from the hub of Peckham. Shoppers can pop to Oxford Circus on the number 12 while the hipsters can use the 78 for Shoreditch. Night buses N343 and N63 also serve Trafalgar Square, Kings Cross and Crystal Palace.
Queens Road Peckham railway station is in the London Borough of Southwark and also serves the area to the east of Peckham, in the London Borough of Lewisham. It is on the South London Line between Peckham Rye and South Bermondsey, and trains also go to Croydon via various routes and beyond. It is on the road of that name and is in Travelcard Zone 2. Find similar routes at Peckham Rye.
Located in the centre of the shopping district of Peckham, this station opened on 1 December 1865 and is at the intersection of two railway lines - one from London Bridge in a south west direction, and one coming from Victoria and going south east to Kent.The arrival of the London Overground Line in December 2012 connected Peckham Rye directly to London's east end and additional tube stations Canada Water (Jubilee), Whitechapel (District, Metropolitan & City), north London - Highbury & Islington (Victoria), Clapham Junction and the many train services from there.
A new primary academy in Peckham, south London, operated by Dulwich Hamlet Educational Trust.
Harris Academy at Peckham is a coeducational academy in Peckham, Catering for pupils from the ages of 11 to 18. The school specialises in the curriculum areas of Business and Enterprise, ICT, and the Performing Arts.
A popular primary choice for the Nunhead quarter of SE15. It’s at the heart of the local community, with its own children’s centre and even the nursery has chickens!
Primary school for children ages 3-11, established in 1981. Find it on Dewar Street, within close proximity of Bellenden village and Peckham Rye park.